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Friday Nite Videos | March 15, 2019

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Why You Still Don't Understand the Green New Deal. Hip Hop: Outta da Bronx, and Around the World. Historian Rutger Bregman: Moderates Are The Real Fringe. Juanita | Netflix Movie. Now That's What I Call an Alibi.

Historian Rutger Bregman: Moderates Are The Real Fringe

Rutger Bregman, who went viral for his criticism of the super-rich at Davos, joins Lawrence to react to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's push for "Democratic socialism" and right-wing attacks on Democratic proposals.

The Young Left’s Anti-Capitalist Manifesto

Clare Malone FiveThirtyEight
Its goal is to remake our economic system — and the Democratic Party. Since the 2016 election, the left’s political and cultural influence has ballooned. Membership in DSA grew exponentially during the first years of the Trump administration.

A Mandate for Left Leadership

Kate Aronoff; Sunrise Movement The Nation
The Green New Deal embodies the kind of big thinking that party leaders have shirked over the past few decades, during which liberals in Washington opted for incremental policy tweaks and compromises with Republicans and corporations alike.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Responds to Her Critics

Raina Lipsitz The Nation
After a high-profile national tour, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defends her perceived missteps — and calls cynicism “the greatest enemy of the progressive left.”

What Would a Socialist America Look Like?

Politico Magazine Politico
We asked thinkers on the left—and a couple of outliers—to describe their vision for a re-imagined American economy. Just a decade ago, “socialism” was a dirty word in American politics. Not anymore.

Socialism and the Liberal Imagination

Mason B. Williams Dissent
How do socialist demands become liberal common sense? The history of the New Deal offers a useful lesson. It had a recognition that a good society rests on a sense of mutuality, reciprocity, and community spoke to what was wrong with a market society

Whom Is the DSA Reaching? The Teens.

Abdullah Shihipar The Nation
Since Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory, there has been a renewed interest in the Democratic Socialists of America. This has also been a banner year for high-school organizing. Their activism is not new - some are now calling themselves socialists.
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